Persecution of Blacks in Nazi Germany Research Paper by Nikolai1977

Persecution of Blacks in Nazi Germany
An exploration into the social aspects of Nazi Germany leading into WWII, and the resulting treatment of Blacks trapped in Nazi Germany during that time.
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Often, little attention is paid to the suffering of various ethnic minorities during the Holocaust. This paper explores the Nazi-inflicted persecution of black people, and compares that treatment to the persecution of the Jewish people. The researcher hypothesizes that blacks in Germany were actually treated worse than Jews, in proportion to their respective populations. Included are personal accounts of Holocaust survivors and illustrations of Nazi propaganda directed against black and Jewish people.

Table of Contents:
I. Theory
II. Methods
III. Literature Review
IV. Persecution before World War II
V. Persecution of Jews during WWII
VI. Persecution of Blacks during WWII
VII. Conclusion
VIII. References
IX. Appendix
a. First-hand accounts
b. Propaganda posters

From the Paper:

"This leads into Weber's theory of Social Stratification. The control and power that the Nazis possessed allowed them to exercise their power over minorities, as the Nazi party had become the highest class in Germany, in all aspects. The Nazi party suddenly became politically, economically, and socially superior than any other group in Germany. This complete power of their new Class standing enabled them to control all aspects of German life, and allowed them to determine what was to be done with those of a lower class; in this case, all non-Aryan minority groups."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allen, C. (2004). Valaida. London: Vertigo.
  • Campt, T. (2004). Other Germans: Black germans and the politics of race, gender and memory in the third reich. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.
  • Cazenave, N.A., & Maddern, D.A. (1999). Defending the white race: White male faculty opposition to a 'white racism' course. Race and Society. 2(1), 25-50.
  • Friedman, I.R. (1990). No blacks allowed. In I. Friedman (Ed.), The other victims: First-person stories of non-jews persecuted by the nazis (pp. 91-93). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Hitler, A (1925). Mein Kampf. Germany: Secker und Warburg.

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